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Colorado events celebrating National Health CenterWeek‏

Colorado Community Health Care Celebrated

National Health Center Week Schedule of Events


Aug. 11-17, 2013, is National Health Center Week (NHCW), dedicated to recognizing the service and contributions of community, migrant, homeless, and school-based Community Health Centers (CHCs). This year’s theme, “Celebrating America’s Health Centers: Transforming Health Care in Our Local Communities,” highlights the multitude of ways in which America’s Health Centers are transforming communities through providing high quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care. Listed below are NHCW events happening in Colorado.


Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10:00 a.m.-2:00p.m.

Helena Re-Inauguration Celebration

Helena Clinic, 15501 East 13th Avenue, Aurora

Metro Community Provider Network (MCPN) is celebrating the reopening of the Helena Clinic in Aurora, MCPN’s very first clinic. Contact John Reid at (303) 761-1977, ext. 1124, or jreid@mcpn.org for more information. To learn more, go to www.mcpn.org.


Tuesday, Aug. 13, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Plains Grand Opening of newly renovated Limon Clinic

Limon Clinic, 820 1st Street, Limon

Join Plains Medical Center (Plains) as they reopen the newly renovated Limon Health Center. For more information, please contact Bill Lyons atblyons@PMCHC.org. For more information, go to www.pmchc.org.


Tuesday, Aug. 13, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 14

Sunrise Community Events

Tuesday: Monfort Family Clinic, 2930 11th Avenue, Evans

Wednesday: Monfort Children’s Clinic, 100 N. 11th Avenue, Greeley

Sunrise Community Health (Sunrise) is hosting events during NHCW to celebrate its communities. Events include a farmers market, health booths, car seat checks by the fire department, balloon animals, face painting, a food bank drive, and much more. Contact Shannon Rea atsrea.sunrisenocoha.org for more information. To learn more, go to www.sunrisecommunityhealth.org.


Wednesday, Aug. 14, 10:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

MCPN Blood Drive

Jeffco Family Health Services Clinic, 7495 West 29th Avenue, Wheatridge

MCPN is holding its annual blood drive at the Jeffco Family Health Services Clinic. Contact John Reid at (303) 761-1977, ext. 1124, or jreid@mcpn.orgfor more information. To learn more, go to www.mcpn.org.


Wednesday, August 14th, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Homeless Outreach event – BBQ

Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Antler’s Park, Colorado Springs

Peak Vista employees will be serving lunch to the homeless in Antler’s Park to observe Homeless Day as part of National Health Center Week. For more information, contact Mark Kulaga, Vice President of Communications at (719) 344-6577.


Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

MCPN Grand Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Jeffco Family Health Services Clinic, 7495 West 29th Avenue, Wheatridge

Join MCPN in celebrating its brand new, state-of-the-art facility, the Jefferson Family Services Clinic (JFHSC). Contact John Reid at (303) 761-1977, ext. 1124, or jreid@mcpn.org for more information. To learn more, go to www.mcpn.org.


Friday, Aug. 16, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Salud’s 7th Annual Community Walk and Block Party

Fort Collins Clinic, 1635 Blue Spruce Drive, Fort Collins

Salud is hosting its seventh annual Fort Collins Block Party, a community health fair which offers low-cost immunizations and free medical screenings. The fair also introduces new populations to Salud’s community partners to reduce barriers to health care.  The day starts with a 3K walk in the neighborhood surrounding the Salud’s Fort Collins Health Center. To learn more, go to www.saludclinic.org.


Monday, Aug. 12-Friday, Aug. 16

Valley-Wide Celebrates Health Awareness

Valley-Wide Health Systems, Inc. (Valley-Wide) is celebrating NHCW by raising awareness for a different health cause each day of the week. Staff will wear a certain color every day to support each cause. To learn more, go to www.vwhs.org.

Monday: pink for Women’s Health Day

Tuesday: red for Heart Health Day

Wednesday: blue for Men’s Health Day

Thursday: green for Farmworkers Health Day

Friday: sports logos for Sports and Exercise Day


Tuesday, Aug. 13-Friday, Aug. 16, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Mountain Family Community Appreciation Days

Tuesday: Basalt Clinic, 234 Cody Lane, Basalt

Thursday: Glenwood Springs Clinic, 1905 Blake Avenue, Glenwood Springs

Friday: Black Hawk Clinic, 562 Gregory Street, Black Hawk and Rifle Clinic, 195 West 14th Street, Rifle

Mountain Family Health Centers (Mountain Family) is celebrating their patients, staff and community by hosting events at each of Mountain Family’s four clinics, one per day during NHCW. At each clinic, the festivities will include a BBQ and a variety of educational booths. Contact Mary Coan atmary@mountainfamily.org for more information. To learn more, go to www.mountainfamily.org.



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